Sports  July 30, 2014
Birthday boy Anderson keeps England on top against India
James Anderson celebrates taking the wicket of Ravindra Jadeja (not pictured) on the third day of the third Test between England and India in Southampton on July 29, 2014James Anderson marked his 32nd birthday with two quick wickets as England maintained their dominant position in the third Test against India at Southampton on Wednesday.England in their second innings were 80 for two, a lead of 319 runs, at lunch on the fourth day.England captain Alastair Cook, who had returned to form in the first innings with 95,...  Full Story
Weir wins in Glasgow as Bolt denies rude remarks
File photo of GrenadaJamaica's world silver medallist Warren Weir got his Commonwealth Games campaign off to a confident start on Wednesday, cruising through his 200m heat in a comfortable 20.71 seconds.In the absence of double world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt, Weir, who also won bronze behind Bolt and Yohan Blake at the 2012 London Olympics, is one of the hot fav...  Full Story
Qatar World Cup workers 'on 45p ($0.76) an hour': report
A computer generated image shows the stadium to be built in Al-Wakrah for the Qatar 2022 World CupWorkers constructing a stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar are being paid as little as 45p ($0.76, 0.57 euros) an hour, British newspaper The Guardian reported on Wednesday.The newspaper said that some of the 100 labourers working on the 40,000-seat Al-Wakrah Stadium were working for up to 30 days a month and earning less than £4.90 per day.St...  Full Story
Bolt denies foul-mouthed criticism of Commonwealth Games
Usain Bolt of Jamaica (3rd right) with mascot Clyde at a Commonwealth Games press conference in Glasgow on July 26, 2014Usain Bolt denied reports Wednesday that he called the Glasgow Commonwealth Games "a bit shit", ahead of his appearance in the 4x100 metres relay.The world's fastest man accused The Times newspaper of "creating lies to make headlines" after it reported he rubbished the 2014 Games while waiting for a car outside the athletes' village.Asked he was ha...  Full Story
Zaha, Kagawa make case as Man Utd beat Inter Milan on penalties
Manchester UnitedManchester United remained undefeated under new Dutch manager Louis van Gaal after beating Inter Milan 5-3 on penalty kicks following a goal-less draw.With the English Premier League season only 18 days away, Van Gaal gave Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Zaha and Japan's Shinji Kagawa a look in the second half and kept Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, r...  Full Story
Venus advances, Serena set for WTA return at Stanford
File photo of US tennis stars Serena Williams (L) and Venus Williams (R) Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams advanced to the second round of the WTA Stanford hardcourt tournament Tuesday by defeating Poland's Paula Kania 6-3, 6-2.Williams booked a second-round match against world number 10 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus at the US Open tuneup event.Azarenka, the fourth seed, has a first-round bye.Another ...  Full Story
Renard in three-way race to coach Ivory Coast
File photo of football coach Herve Renard, he is a contender to take charge of the Ivory Coast team Former Zambia Africa Cup of Nations-winning coach Herve Renard could take charge of serial 'chokers' Ivory Coast this week.Renard, fellow Frenchman Frederic Antonetti and Portuguese Manuel Jose are the trio shortlisted to succeed Sabri Lamouchi.A couple of other French coaches, Luis Fernandez and Francis Gillot, were dropped from the original list....  Full Story
Isner hopes to keep rolling into the US Open
US player John Isner plays a third round match at the Wimbledon Championships on June 30, 2014John Isner, coming off a victory last week in Atlanta, is counting on a solid showing at this week's Washington Open to keep his momentum strong heading into the US Open."I'm on a little bit of a roll right now. If I'm able to keep that going that would be a good thing," Isner said Tuesday.Big-serving Isner, ranked 12th in the world and seeded fift...  Full Story